Jaelen Strong is a wide receiver for the Houston Texas of the National Football League.
A Philadelphia, PA native, Strong attended West Catholic Preparatory where he played football and ran track. Initially attending Pierce College, Strong verbally committed to Arizona State in December of 2012.
Strong dazzled during his two seasons in Tempe – leading the team in receiving yards in 2013 and his 2014 campaign saw him honored as an ESPN.com All-American and a Biletnikoff Award semifinalist. At season’s end, Strong declared his intention to enter the 2015 NFL Draft. In February of 2015, Strong signed with Roc Nation Sports ahead of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Strong was selected by the Houston Texans with the 70th overall pick in the 3rd round of the 2015 NFL Draft. His first professional career reception was a 42-yard Hail Mary touchdown catch.
Off the field, Jaelen continuously gives back to his local community, including hosting his annual Legends of Tomorrow youth football camp which 250+ inner-city children have attended free of charge each of the last three consecutive years in Philadelphia.
- First-Team All-Pac-12 (2014)
- Second-Team Sporting News All-American (2014)
- Second-Team Sports Illustrated All-American (2014)
- Second-Team CBS Sports All-American (2014)
- John Jefferson Outstanding Receiver Award (2013)